Standard Life Investments

Biographies of our people

Craig MacDonald

Craig MacDonald

Head of Credit and Aggregate

Craig joined Standard Life Investments as an Investment Director in 2002. Craig has been a key figure in broadening our corporate credit processes and resources to manage euro and global corporate credit in addition to our strong sterling bond heritage. He now manages a range of third party corporate bond portfolios. Prior to joining Standard Life Investments, Craig was responsible for non-local government European public finance at Standard & Poor’s, the credit rating agency.

Erlend Lochen

Erlend Lochen

Head of Global High Yield Bonds

Erlend joined Standard Life Investments in 2001 as an Investment Director. Prior to joining us, he worked with a number of companies in the credit area, including Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, Barclays Capital and Merrill Lynch. In 2007, Erlend was appointed Head of High Yield and in 2009, he moved to our Boston office to establish our US credit team. Erlend has been a key figure in the development and management of our global high yield capability.

Philip Laing

Philip Laing

Head of Government Bonds

Philip joined Standard Life Investments in 2001 and has over 20 years’ investment experience. He is responsible for co-ordinating the management of the government bonds team with specific portfolio responsibilities covering institutional pooled bond portfolios, segregated bond mandates and Standard Life Group portfolios. He also manages aggregate bond portfolios with additional input into the global absolute returns process. Philip is heavily involved in the further development of our government bonds team process and marketing our capabilities to consultants and third party clients.

Daniel McKernan

Daniel McKernan

Head of Sterling Investment Grade Credit

Daniel joined Standard Life Investments in 2013 as Head of Sterling Investment Grade Credit. He has responsibility for a number of large credit and aggregate bond mandates. Daniel has over 20 years’ investment experience as a fixed income fund manager. He previously worked at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership as Head of European and Sterling Credit. Daniel has also worked at BlackRock, Aegon Asset Management and Norwich Union.

Mark Munro

Mark Munro

Investment Director, Total Return Credit

Mark Munro joined Standard Life Investments as Investment Director in 2013. He is part of the Sterling investment grade team and is a portfolio manager running a number of retail and institutional funds.